There are people who remember everyday of their lives. It’s a condition called highly superior autobiographical memory, or HSAM. Given a random day, month and year, they can remember what they were doing, who they were with, where they were and even what day of the week it was.
There is a teenager who was kicked in the head. As a result her memory reseted every two hours, meaning she woke up thinking every day is 11 June. After 154 days of having a 2hr memory, she finally had her first memory since the accident, thanks to a treatment center in Utah. They identified that the issue is with how oxygen is reaching a certain part of her brain, and are taking the steps to remedy it. They’ve also offered her a job, as she’d expressed an interest in neuroscience.
Actor Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and doesn’t remember being on Malcolm in the Middle.
There is a font called Sans Forgetica which helps the reader remember the text they read due to the difficulty in reading it, making the brain remember it as it used up more resources.
Recalling a memory more often makes the memory less accurate.That’s because instead of remembering the actual memory, you’re recalling the memory of the last time you remembered it and any mistakes that might have been introduced there.
Walking through a doorway can cause memory lapses. That is why sometimes when we walk into another room, we often forget why we even came there.
Time, spatial, and memory distortions are common in police officers after shootings. One officer described a memory of “beer cans” floating past his face, with the word “Federal” printed on the bottom. They were the shell casings from the officer firing next to him.
After suffering from two severe car accidents, a woman named Michelle Philpots completely lost her ability to create new memories, causing her to wake up every day thinking it’s 1994.
Tetris Syndrome is when you play a game too long and you start to dream about it, and hallucinate about it on the edges of your vision.